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Re: What is a neutral drop? (GolfFanatic2)

When I was young and stupid, I did my fair share of neutral drops on my Reliant K-car. Never had tranny problems, so I guess I was very fortunate the car made it to 200,000 km before being junked.
I've since discovered brake torquing a much "safer" and controllable alterative.
 

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Re: What is a neutral drop? (dj_wawa)

quote:[HR][/HR]is it the same thing if I do it while coasting??[HR][/HR]​
Yes. It's a sudden gear engagement when there is a large differential between wheelspeed and engine speed. Like I said above, I used to subject my old Reliant K-car to neutral drops on a regular basis and the tranny was still running fine at 200,000 km, but I was probably the exception.

Try brake torquing instead. Same effect, much less harmful.
 
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